Now the last major thing left and probably the biggest statement piece in our kitchen is the backsplash!
I originally wanted to go with all Calcutta marble so that the counters would continue into the backsplash like these inspiration pics. I love that the marble is both very graphic and calming at the same time, but it just seemed a little too overdone for our kitchen and would probably end up more expensive than planned.
The second option that I really considered was a herringbone pattern ... something that always makes me happy when I see it in design! I was especially inspired by these images from deco pad that look very sophisticated and well traveled.
While browsing at many tile stores, I have seen various versions of the herringbone pattern, but nothing exactly like this. The color and beautiful texture is exactly what was missing from my kitchen. So on a late Saturday afternoon, hours and hours into my quest to find the perfect herringbone, I found long limestone strips that are usually used for exteriors and decided to buy a 1 sq ft sample.
I knew it would be loooooooooong and agonizing process to create a herringbone pattern with these tiles, but I was willing to do whatever it took to get the look that I was going for. After all the trouble it took to temporarily tape these suckers to my kitchen wall, I think I am a little over them. They are very textured, maybe a little more than I'd like, and just seem way too rustic for my kitchen. Maybe I am wrong ... I am open to suggestions.
Currently the tile that I am stuck on is a very patterned and bold trellis pattern.
I know that the trellis pattern is very overdone in the blogging community and may just become a trend that will be over in a few years. To me however, it seems like a classic, beautifully symmetric lines that will never go out of style.
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